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Bourns Announces New Options to its Industry-Leading Line of Guitar Potentiometers

January 15, 2014
Bourns® Model 95 Premium Guitar Potentiometers

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 15, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has released new product options to its industry-leading line of Model 95 Premium Guitar Potentiometers. Bourns developed this specialty line of potentiometers in response to customer requests for additional taper and resistance value options that help improve the sound quality, reliability and longevity in electric and bass guitars. The four new guitar potentiometer options from Bourns are being released in tandem with the upcoming NAMM Show, January 23-26, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

“Bourns continues to introduce new product options that help our customers get the highest quality out of their guitars and associated professional audio equipment,” said Chuck Manzano, Pro Audio Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc. “We have an ongoing commitment to provide a variety of options for both guitar designers (luthiers) and those guitarists who customize their guitars in search of the right tone. We are thrilled to provide our customers with the highly-requested 300 ohm resistance value, which is a long-time standard value used by one of the top U.S. guitar manufacturers.”

Bourns’ new selection of linear tapers and resistance values allow for a slower gain on volume controls, and enable enhanced adjustability of tone controls. In addition, the superior design qualities of Bourns’ long bushing potentiometers mean they are compatible for use in solid body guitars as well as in all types of electric and bass guitars. As with the complete line of Bourns Model 95 Premium Guitar potentiometers, these new options feature conductive polymer elements and multi-finger contact springs for low noise/impedance, long rotational life and dust protection for ease of maintenance, and smooth rotational operation for the discerning guitarist.

The four new configurations for the Bourns® Model 95 premium guitar potentiometer complement the variety of hand crafted parts and options already available:

Part Number Taper Shaft Bushing Resistance Value (kΩ)
95A1D-Z28-EA0/321L Linear Knurled Standard 300
95A1D-Z28-EA0/322L Linear Knurled Standard 500
95Z1D-Z33-EA0/323L Linear Knurled Long 300
95Z1D-Z33-EA0/324L Linear Knurled Long 500

As a pricing reference, part numbers 95A1D-Z28-EA0/321L and 95A1D-Z28-EA0/322L with standard bushing are priced at $8.03. Part numbers 95Z1D-Z33-EA0/323L and 95Z1D-Z33-EA0/324L with long bushing are priced at $12.67. All prices are based on quantities of 1,000. These new options are available through selected Bourns authorized distributors and Pro Audio resellers.

Erik Meijer Promoted to President, Bourns Electronics

May 4, 2012

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 1, 2012 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that Erik Meijer has been promoted to the newly created position of President, Bourns Electronics.  In his new role, Meijer will be responsible for overseeing the company’s various business segments.  Meijer will report to Bourns, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer, John Halenda, who has announced that he will retire in March 2013.

“Erik has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities during his more than eleven years with Bourns. For example, under his guidance, the Circuit Protection Division has achieved 500 percent growth over the past 10 years,” said Gordon Bourns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bourns. “Bourns is on track for continued growth and innovation, and I am confident that Erik will bring his winning executive management skills to his expanded role as President, Bourns Electronics. The advance notice of John Halenda’s plans to retire provides time for an orderly transition of responsibilities, and I would like to thank John for his many important contributions and successful service to Bourns.”

Hired in 2000, Meijer has held progressively more responsible executive positions at Bourns. He previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Bourns’ Circuit Protection Division for the past 10 years, and assumed the added responsibility of Vice President and General Manager of Bourns’ Resistive Products Division last year. Meijer was also the architect and champion of Bourns’ successful transition from a product-focused organization to a market solutions-directed company. A graduate of Lund University in Sweden, Meijer holds a PhD and an MSci degree in Engineering Physics.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.  Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard.  Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://www.bourns.com Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns Introduces Two New Industrial-Grade Panel Control Models

August 26, 2011

Bourns® Models 54 & 56
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., August 23, 2011 — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced two new industrial-grade panel control models that include a push-pull switch and rotary switch.  Designated the Bourns® Model 54, the new ½-inch panel control is an extension of Bourns® Model 51/53 Series with an added double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) push-pull switch module. The Bourns® Model 56 is a new ½” panel control and is also an extension of the Bourns® Model 51/53 Series with an added single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) rotary switch module.  Both new products are high-performance alternatives to readily available consumer-grade potentiometers with push-pull and rotary switches.  Developed to match the requirements of a broad range of industrial, medical and aerospace/avionics applications, Bourns’ new panel control models are particularly well-suited for use in test and measurement and communications equipment.  Bourns® Model 54 is also an optimal solution for medical diagnostic and professional audio equipment, while the Bourns® Model 56 is designed for use in avionics controls and medical laboratory equipment.

The new models measure 12.5 mm and feature metal bushings and shafts, splash seals and a wide range of linear and audio resistance tapers.  Rotational life for both models is 50k cycles with contact resistance at 100 mΩ for Model 54 and 30 mΩ for Model 56.  Both models are RoHS compliant.*

“Bourns’ new industrial grade panel controls are significant because they provide the flexibility of a panel control plus push-pull switch or rotary switch in one compact component.  In addition, the splash seal provides protection from moisture ingression in a wide variety of applications,” said Chuck Manzano, Product Specialist for Bourns, Inc.  “The new panel controls provide designers with high-performance alternatives to consumer-grade potentiometers, providing end customers with enhanced reliability and improved performance as required by industrial, medical and avionics applications.”

Pricing and Availability
Samples and production quantities are now available through Bourns authorized e-Commerce distributors.  As a pricing reference, Bourns® Model 54 is priced at $6.95 in 1,000 pc quantities and Model 56 is priced at $5.84 in 1,000 pc quantities through authorized distributors.  Data sheets with complete specifications are available on Bourns website at www.bourns.com under Industrial Panel Controls.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.  Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments.  Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs.  Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard.  Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://www.bourns.com/.

*RoHs Directive 2002/95/EC Jan 27 2003 including Annex.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Bourns® products have not been designed or tested for, and are not recommended for use in, FDA Class 3 medical devices or nuclear facilities applications.